Month: June 2005

Power of Love?

I know Zibin’s influenced me in big and small ways since we became a couple. I started spouting singlish after 20 years (much to his dismay at first, thought he ‘corrupted’ me). Started eating raw onions. Learned to take more spicy food. Most amazing of all, I actually began to think Stephen Chow is an entertaining and witty guy. But I didn’t realize just how much I’ve influenced him till just now. We were working on our laptops side by side. I []

All in A Day's Work

Went to ICA. Extended my social visit pass till August 21st. Yes, this foreigner is continuing to stay in Singapore legally. Had lunch with Mom @ Ding Tai Fung in J8. Ech… not tt good. Had tea with Yinwei. Chocolate cheesecake. Girl talk. Saw and held her little botak boy. Took SBS 74 from Marymount Rd. 1st time since Sec 4 days. Had a filet-o-fish at KAP. 1st time eating there alone since JC days. Took TIBS 61 home from KAP. Walked []

All in A Day’s Work

Went to ICA. Extended my social visit pass till August 21st. Yes, this foreigner is continuing to stay in Singapore legally. Had lunch with Mom @ Ding Tai Fung in J8. Ech… not tt good. Had tea with Yinwei. Chocolate cheesecake. Girl talk. Saw and held her little botak boy. Took SBS 74 from Marymount Rd. 1st time since Sec 4 days. Had a filet-o-fish at KAP. 1st time eating there alone since JC days. Took TIBS 61 home from KAP. Walked []

Yesterday Once More…

Today my mom cleared out everything from the cupboards at our veranda. I was tasked to sort them out into piles: keep, throw or give away. Sneezes aside, it was a trip down memory lane for me as I laid eyes on some things I haven’t seen or touched in more than a decade. Colour pencils I used in primary school, mini drums, cymbals, rubber balls, hand-held computer games, card games, my sea-shell collection from 1987… there was also a huge get-well []

Of Sushi & Tim Tams

At John’s invitation, 9 of us from the U of T gang got together for lunch yesterday (Yiling, Shawn, Yuandong and Yuehan…u were missed!). After lunch at a Jap place in Tiong Bahru Plaza, we adjourned to Delifrance so that people could attempt the Tim Tam Slam. Over steaming cups of cappucino and hot chocolate, we gleefully watched each other display their prowess at the delicate operation. Here are the results: Messiest slam: Zibin Frothiest slam: Huixuan Most stylish slam: Thaddeus Noisiest []

Definitive Bat

There are bats, then there are bats. I’d always thought Batman to be the coolest of the marvel comic superheroes because Bruce Wayne has a genuinely tortured past – not to mention being a billionaire and not actually having any super powers. And now finally, there’s a Batman movie and an actor that does justice to Bruce Wayne and Batman. Christian Bale had been on my radar ever since I saw him as Laurie in Gillian Armstrong’s Little Women. A young, fresh-faced []

Infatuated with Tim (Tam)

What pleasure, what joy… I experienced my first Tim Tam Slam yesterday, courtesy of Huixuan. All you chocolate lovers must absolutely try this! You haven’t known bliss until you’ve had a warm and drenched tim tam explode in molten chocolate goodness inside your mouth. You may have tried Tim Tams before, but you’ve got to try the Tim Tam Slam! An indication that this is a biscuit that is no trifle? It has its own wickipedia entry where you can find out []

Les Miz in September!

After 2 hrs of on and off suspense, I finally managed to get tickets for Les Miserables! Yay, will get to see Jean Valjean, Cosette, Enjolras, Marius and most of all…Eponine once again! 12 years since I last saw them… wonder if it will be as wonderful as I remembered it to be? “Do you hear the people sing…?”

Pecan Paradise

For some reason I’m not someone who is easily surprised. But I was surprised early this morning. I thought I had gone to the airport just to fetch Huixuan and her mom. Instead, I received a third arrival from Toronto: 2 slices of delectable pecan pie from Swiss Chalet! Huixuan had gone and bought it specially before her flight… what she doesn’t know is that I’m not the only one in my family crazy about pecan pie. They all are! Shall wait []

Baby Booties

Today’s entire morning was dedicated to clearing out my wardrobe. When I was finally done, Mom decided she also wanted to clear some very, VERY old clothes of mine. Out came a suitcase full of selected clothes, both mine and Johnny’s… from newborn shirts to kindergarten uniforms and even John’s Monkey God costume that my grandma made all those years ago for his performance! It’s amazing how carefully Mom kept all these little treasures. Most precious to me was the set of []